Tuesday, October 11, 2016

New BISC-599 Course! Convergent Biosciences

For Spring 2017

BISC-599 | Convergent Biosciences (Units: 3)
Mondays and Wednesdays
9 AM-10:30 AM
Room: TRF113

Course Description

This course will provide students with a unique transdisciplinary perspective on how the convergence of the Arts, Engineering and Sciences are necessary to enable innovation and to address complex, global problems in healthcare. Working on projects, pitching ideas, and discussions are all major components of the course, which will help students to learn why going beyond boundaries and disciplines is necessary for cutting edge research and futuristic technology development.  Invited lecturers are an essential part of this course, as they will provide a variety of opinions from many different fields and perspectives.

Learning Objectives

Students will have a better understanding about the convergence of Arts, Engineering and Sciences, including both how to create interdisciplinary collaborations and how to best utilize the strengths of each field.  They will learn from various examples about the importance of these collaborations, not just within one’s own discipline, but across disciplines to expand to engineering, life and physical sciences, and cinematic arts.
The course will help students learn the necessary skills for initiating and maintaining collaborations via projects and discussions with scientists and artists from both academia and industry.
Students will understand the importance of the Arts to communicate scientific ideas and their own research in a more effective way.

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